Obituaries for Sunday, January 18

Published 6:00 am Monday, January 19, 2004

Doris Nell Blackmon

Services for Doris Nell Blackmon of Silver Creek were 11 a.m.,Saturday, Jan. 17, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in theCliburn Cemetery.

Mrs. Blackmon, 76, died Jan. 15, 2004, at her residence. She wasborn in Lawrence County on Oct. 27, 1927, to J.B. Dixon and WinnieWalker.

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She was a retired sitter, and was a member of Shalom BaptistChurch. She was a senior citizen leader and always sent flowers tothe sick.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; hersisters, Ina Mae Thompson and Ila Jackson; and two brothers, ArzenDixon and W.C. Dixon.

Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Fannie Lou and RogerNeal of Monticello; her brother, Hezzie Dixon of Theodore, Ala.;her grandchildren, Kenny Neal of Slidell, La., Joseph Neal ofSilver Creek, and Tina Kirkland and Robin Lambert, both ofMonticello; and her great-grandchildren, Kayla Neal, Joseph Neal,Justin Neal, Anna Neal, Angela Neal, Trey Kirkland, MadduxKirkland, Cheyenne Lambert and Alyssa Lambert.

John Henry Deere Jr.

Services for John Henry Deere Jr., of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Monday, Jan. 19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inMt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-9 p.m. and Monday from 8-11 a.m., atthe funeral home.

Mr. Deere, 55, died Jan. 16, 2004, in Brookhaven. He was born inPicayune on Jan. 17, 1948, to John Henry Deere Sr., and KatherineLenora Barnes Deere.

He was owner and operator of Airport Pik and Pak/Mini Storage ofOld Highway 51. He was a member of Clear Branch Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a stepson, LandonWiley.

Survivors are his wife, Shirley Deere of Brookhaven; hisdaughter, Sandra Ann Griffith of Tennessee; his sister andbrother-in-law, Yvonne and Elroy Warren of Caseyville; his brothersand sister-in-law, Kenneth and Marie Deere of Biloxi, and CoachRicky Deere of Brookhaven; a granddaughter; and several nieces andnephews.

Freddie ‘Fred’ E. Emfinger

Services for Freddie “Fred” E. Emfinger of Collins are 3:30p.m., Monday, Jan. 19, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel withburial in Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until3:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Emfinger, 77, died Jan. 16, 2004, at the Veterans Home inCollins. He was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 2, 1927, to EphriamEmfinger and Cora Herring Emfinger.

He was a retired truck driver, and a Navy veteran. He was amember of Magnolia Bible Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Andy Emfinger;two sisters, Louise Dousay and Elouise Greenlee; and a brother,R.E. Emfinger.

Survivors are his daughters, Sandra Emfinger of Brookhaven,Susan Emfinger of Florida, and Rebecca Emfinger of Louisiana; hissons, Mike Emfinger of Florida, Timmy Emfinger of Louisiana, andThomas Emfinger, Fred Emfinger Jr., and Matt Emfinger, all ofBrookhaven; his stepchildren, Hank Evans, Tammy Evans, Scott Evans,Randy Evans, Earnie Scarborough and Alton Scarborough; his sisters,Edna Hall of Hattiesburg, and Myrtle Leach of Kokomo, Ind.; severalgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.